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Casey Wayne Riggs

Casey Riggs
Areas of Speciality
  • Ph.D. Archaeology
Vaughn Bryant
First Year In the Program


Casey Wayne Riggs received his B.A. in Anthropology, focusing in Archaeology, with a minor in Rangeland Ecology and Management from Texas A&M University in 2010.  His current research focus is the interaction of fire, climate, people, and plant communities throughout prehistory and history in the Trans-Pecos region of Texas.  In addition, his research interests include the paleoethnobotany, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, and prehistoric human landscape use in the Eastern Trans-Pecos archaeological region of Texas, specifically the Toyah Basin.  Outside of academia he is interested in private land cultural resource management and the convergence of archaeology and rangeland science to develop more informed landscape-level ecological restoration and range management goals and techniques.  Casey Wayne’s previous experience includes fieldwork with the Center for Big Bend Studies throughout West Texas and archaeological artifact collections curation from West Texas, South Texas, as well as Hinds Cave in the Lower Pecos.